Otto Miller (catcher)

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Otto Miller
Otto Miller (1912 baseball card).jpg
Catcher
Born: (1889-06-01)June 1, 1889
Minden, Nebraska
Died: March 29, 1962(1962-03-29) (aged 72)
Brooklyn, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 16, 1910 for the Brooklyn Superbas
Last MLB appearance
September 4, 1922 for the Brooklyn Robins
Career statistics
Batting average .245
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 231
Teams

Lowell Otto Miller [Moonie] (June 1, 1889 – March 29, 1962) was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1910 through 1922 for the Brooklyn teams Superbas (1910, 1913), Dodgers (1911–1912) and Robins (1914–1922). Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 196 lb., Miller batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Minden, Nebraska.

In a 13-season career, Miller was a .245 hitter (695-for-2836 with five home runs and 231 RBI in 927 games played, including 229 runs, 97 doubles, 33 triples, and 40 stolen bases. In eight postseason games, he went 3-for-22 for a .136 average.

As a catcher, he collected 3870 outs with 1053 assists and committed 135 errors in 5058 chances for a .973 fielding percentage.

His best season was 1920, when he posted a career-high .289 average and led National League catchers with .986 fielding percentage.

Miller was also a participant in World Series history in the fifth inning of game 5 of the 1920 World Series. He was tagged by Cleveland Indians 2B Bill Wambsganss for the third out in the only unassisted triple play in World Series history.

After his playing career ended, he managed the Atlanta Crackers in 1923 and was coach for the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox.

Miller died in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 72, when he fell from a hospital window after eye surgery.

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